Home Videoconferencing (NOT CUsm)

Matthew Sanderson (matthews@noc.tor.hookup.net)
Thu, 26 Jan 1995 14:02:54 -0500

I came across this item in the ZiffNet area of CompuServe:

>Today on ZiffNet NEW-11
>Reach Out and See Someone...Home Videoconferencing How-To's
>All you need is a 386 PC with 4 megs of RAM, two phone lines, a camera, a
>Phillips screwdriver and a special software kit--and voila, you too can do
>home videoconferencing.
>Putting together your own home videoconferencing system is the subject of
>a "live chat" session on Thursday in the Computer Life Forum. Equipped
>with a PC and a few add-ons, you can see a real- time video of the person
>you're talking to on the other end of the phone.
>B.A. Nilsson, who wrote an article with step-by-step instructions on how
>to set up a videoconference in the January 1995 issue of Computer Life,
>will be on hand to answer your questions about how to do home video-
>To join in, go to the Computer Life Forum (GO LIFEFORUM) and enter The
>Media Kitchen, Conference Room 5. The discussion will take place from 7
>to 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (10 to 11 p.m. EST), on Thursday Jan 26.
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Just a few of questions for the list:
1) Anyone out there with subsizided CompuServe access willing to join this
chat session Thursday night? (I'm afraid my account can't stand it)
2) Anyone read this article? Hardware used? Cost of this "software kit"?
3) Could anything from this point-to-point setup be used in CU-SeeMe?

Matthew Sanderson CIS: 70733,2700 'net: matthews@hookup.net